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9 Day Tour of Egypt - Jewel of the Nile

Jewel of the NileDay 1
Welcome to Egypt and the start of your holiday! Arrive Cairo, included transfer to 5 hotel and overnight.

Day 2 - Cairo - Luxor - breakfast
See the dazzling antiquities including the treasures of King Tutankhamen at the world famous Egyptian Museum. Continuing to Giza Plateau, we explore the pyramids and Sphinx. Later, we explore Saqqara-an ancient necropolis with many half-buried tombs and the famous Zhoser’s step pyramid.
Late overnight sleeper cabin train south to Luxor.

Day 3 - Luxor - breakfast
Arrive Luxor. The massive pair of statues known as the Colossi of Memnon are the first monuments you’ll see during our morning visit to the West Bank - home to the legendary Valley of the Kings. You’ll also see the colonnaded Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Return to Luxor for check-in aboard our Nile 5 cruiser. Enjoy lunch. At leisure, until our early evening visit to the Temple of Luxor.
Overnight - Nile cruiser

Day 4 - Luxor - Nile cruising - all meals
At over 4,000 years old, Luxor is a living museum. We tour the East Bank, taking in the Temple of Luxor - built by Pharaoh Amenophis III and the magnificent Temple of Karnak. More than a temple, it’s a gigantic and stunning complex of sanctuaries and pylons dedicated to the Theban gods. Anchor’s away, this afternoon as we sail downstream to Esna and the Temple of Horus at Edfu.
Overnight - Nile cruiser

Day 5 - Nile cruising - all meals
A relaxing day as we sail the Nile. Later today, we visit the Temple of Kom Ombo. Arrive Aswan late evening. Overnight - Nile cruiser

Day 6 - Aswan - all meals
Today, we visit the Philae Temple. Later, after lunch, a visit to the High Dam, then an impromptu felucca cruise to Elephantine and Kitchener Island. Evening free.
Overnight - Nile cruiser

Days 7 & 8 - Aswan - Cairo
Optional early morning air excursion to the Temple of Ramses II at Abu Simbel or time to relax. Late this afternoon, we board the overnight train for our journey back to Cairo. Enjoy dinner in the comfort of your sleeper cabin and breakfast on day 8.

Day 9 - Cairo
Tour ends after breakfast. Included onward transfer to airport.

What You See

Cairo & Egyptian Museum * Pyramids & Sphinx at Giza Plateau * Necropolis of Saqqara * Luxor-East and West Bank * Valley of the Kings and Queens * Colossi of Memnon * Temple of Queen Hatshepsut * Karnak Temple & Luxor Temple * Temple of Horus at Edfu & Temple of Kom Ombo * Luxury Nile 5 Star cruising-islands enroute * Aswan * Philae Temple

Whats Included

Breakfast daily * All meals aboard Nile 5 star cruiser * 2 nights - 5 hotels - Cairo * 4 nights aboard luxury Nile 5 cruiser-twin/double cabin with ensuite bathroom * 2 nights train - Cairo-Luxor & Aswan-Cairo (1st Class sleeper accommodation) inc. meals * Airport 'Meet & Greet' and departure transfer * Touring of Cairo, Saqqara, Luxor, Edfu, Aswan * English speaking trip leader conversant in Egyptology * All relevant transfers * Entrance fees to all sites inc.(exc. Mummy room at Egyptian Museum & pyramid interiors)

Departures?
Every Friday

Prices?
£699 GBP per person (single supplement £129) - BOOK NOW


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